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  1. CCB to switch focus to financial services

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... companies tend to use direct financing more often.' To cope with the change, the bank is changing its focus to providing investment banking services to these clients, according to Guo. ...

  2. Asia in focus as jobless bankers switch careers

    Posted Feb 08th 2010, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Bankers laid-off during the global financial crisis are turning to alternative careers in private fund management, private banking, or assisting companies planning to go public, according to headhunters. The spate of lay-offs has also prompted United Stat ...

  3. Winners focus on practical, sound advice

    Posted Nov 07th 2009, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... that their constructive feedback had shown him the importance of having a sharp focus and not making his presentation over-elaborate. Figures and projected returns were necessary to explain the case, but too many ... to the client, so my financial plan focused on him,' Yiu said. 'It was important to have some stable investments, so I recommended bonds from the Bank of Canada with a return of about 3 per ...

  4. Regulators must readjust focus

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Wang Xiangwei

    ... in charge of finance and trade, should focus on tackling the biggest problem behind the chaotic stock markets, the regulators, because they are largely responsible for inflating the bubble ... is obligated to intervene. It's time to end this, and the government should redirect the regulators to focus on creating an open, fair and transparent mechanism. ...

  5. Players trail but gain marks for long-term focus

    Posted Feb 12th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... firms will need to focus on asset retention, not just gathering.' ...

  6. Investors focus on short-term gains

    Posted Mar 31st 2004, 12:00am by Peggy Sito

    ... Peggy Sito The painful experience of the 1997 property market crash has not stopped investor Lai Ni-jan from pouring money into the Hong Kong office market- but it has changed his focus from the long to the short term. Mr Lai re-entered the office investment sector seven months ago. Since then, he has invested more than $100 million snapping up strata-title office space ...

  7. Focus switch pays dividends

    Posted Sep 08th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... it initially invested in young companies that were focusing on their next stage of expansion. In several cases this resulted in a difference of opinion over aims, concepts and administration. Taking a different approach, FGOG turned its attention to start-up enterprises involved in mainland telecommunications and internet content development and distribution. FGOG's main focus is an anchor ...

  8. Adequate cover at risk in focus on returns

    Posted Aug 31st 2004, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Excessive growth in investment-linked life insurance products could mean insufficient cover for some policyholders, the sector regulator warned yesterday. Insurance Authority statistics yesterday showed Hong Kong's life insurance companies ...

  9. Business - Money

    Investors stay calm and take stock

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... side and focus on the fundamentals. "The current relatively benign risk environment should continue in the short term," says Olivier d'Assier, Asia-Pacific managing director ... historic highs. In part, that optimism stems from the view that Europe's governments and bankers are now focused on finding lasting solutions to the euro-zone crisis. There are, also, clear ...

  10. Business - Banking & Finance - COST-CUTTING

    Nomura seeks profits from overseas by 2014

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:00am by Bloomberg

    ... much in too many places and wasn't profitable outside Japan," said David Marshall, an analyst at Creditsights Singapore. "Adopting a more focused strategy should help to improve ... the sharpest declines in revenues over the past couple of years or so." The latest initiative contrasts with a US$1.2 billion expense-reduction programme implemented last year that focused more ...




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